Don't Worry, He's With the Band

Alan P. Scott - Fictions - 100-word stories

an honest mistake

(A partial transcript of police testimony in the trial of Elton Hufnagel, aka Lars Smegma, lead singer and guitarist for the nu-metal band Skülbrü, for first-degree murder):

Officer Fanning: "We would have caught the perpetrator much sooner, Your Honor, if not for one honest mistake. You see, when we first pulled up in the patrol car and saw Hufnagel that night, we asked him why he was digging a hole in his back yard at midnight. Well, Your Honor, my partner and I both happen to be avid gardeners, and we just thought he said he was planting a rhodie."

10/10/2001, 9/10/2002

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Last updated September 10, 2002.

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